senate Bill S6962

Signed by Governor

Includes certain commercial equine operations in the definition of land used in agricultural production

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 17 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.633
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9858
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.486
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.344

Summary

Includes certain commercial equine operations in the definition of land used in agricultural production.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9858
Versions:
S6962
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง301, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6962

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to including
certain commercial equine operations in the definition of land used in
agricultural production

PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill makes technical corrections to previously-approved
legislation establishing that "commercial equine operations" have
eligibility to access agricultural district protections and an
agricultural assessment pursuant to Agriculture and Markets law
(Chapter 384 of 2011).

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 301(4) is amended to clarify that commercial equine
operations are able to receive an agricultural assessment not just in
years one and two following an operation's access to the program, but
in year three and beyond, as long as the operation meets the
eligibility requirements set forth in statute.

JUSTIFICATION:
The intent of the original legislation (Chapter 384 of 2011) was to
provide eligible commercial equine operations with agricultural
district protections and access to the agricultural assessment
program for as long as the operation is eligible. The original
statute only allows eligible commercial equine operations access to
the agricultural assessment program in the first two years that a
farm makes use of the program. This bill provides technical
corrections to extend eligible commercial equine operations access to
the agricultural assessment program in year three and beyond.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall effect on the sixtieth day after it becomes a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6962

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  includ-
  ing  certain  commercial  equine  operations in the definition of land
  used in agricultural production

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 4 of section 301 of
the agriculture and markets law, as separately amended by  chapters  445
and 696 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  "Land used in agricultural production" means not less than seven acres
of  land  used  as a single operation in the preceding two years for the
production for sale of crops, livestock  or  livestock  products  of  an
average  gross sales value of ten thousand dollars or more; or, not less
than seven acres of land used in the preceding two years  to  support  a
commercial  horse  boarding  operation  OR A COMMERCIAL EQUINE OPERATION
with annual gross receipts of ten thousand dollars or more. Land used in
agricultural production shall not include land or portions thereof  used
for processing or retail merchandising of such crops, livestock or live-
stock products. Land used in agricultural production shall also include:
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15274-01-2

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